If you are looking for the right words to include with a baptism gift, consider a baptism poem. Poems can help you find the words to express your happiness for the newly baptized child in a creative way.
This type of poem focuses on celebrating the baptism, the admittance of the newly baptized child or adult into the Christian family and conveys congratulations.
Our hearts fill with joy,
Our voices sing God's praise;
For today a special child
Joins Christ's family.
Our eyes lift to heaven,
Our arms embrace the child;
For we are all beloved,
As one family in God's blessings.
Baptism Tribute Poem
This type of poem often makes use of the rituals of the ceremony.
Bless this baby, O Lord,
Who joins Your Family today.
With prayers and holy water,
The minister prays,
And the congregation calls you.
Hear our prayers on this special day,
to guard and guide this baby
May she walk in Christ from this day on.
Some poems deal specifically with the relationship between godparents and godchildren. For example, the poem may be a message about the duty of godparents or the honor a godparent feels for being asked to serve such a role. Some godparent poems are also written in the first person as a message from godparent to godchild.
Godchild, you are so dear.
I am honored to call you, "Godchild."
I promise to show God's love,
Teach His blessings,
Understand a life in Christ,
And walk with you on life's journey.
Christian Duty Poems
Christian duty poems are similar to the baptism tribute. However, the poem is specifically about the importance of vows made to God and what it means to be a Christian. The duty poems also discuss what it means to live a Christ-centered life. This poem could be used for the baptism of a child or an adult.
Jesus Christ is your guide;
Listen and mind Him.
Honor Him in your life choices;
He is All.
Thank Him for your blessings;
They come from Him.
Respect His presence in all things;
Actions declare honor for Him.
Pray from the heart;
He will hear you.
Live a life in Christ;
Christ-centered life finds joy.
Even in times of sorrow,
God's love brings peace.
Where to Find Free Poems for Christenings
You can find free poems to read at baptisms or christenings online at poetry sites as well as websites that provide baptism planning advice. The following websites provide baptism poems:
- Famous Poets and Poems: Find poems on baptism by famous traditional and modern poets.
- Heavens Inspirations: This site offers over a dozen baptism poems suitable for including in cards.
- Poems 4 Today: The site has a collection of popular baptism poetry.
Add a Special Touch With a Poem
Whether you write an original baptism poem or you borrow a verse that holds special meaning, a poem can help you express your feelings about this momentous occasion. The length of the poem doesn't matter, and it doesn't have to rhyme. It just has to come from your heart.